All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘retirement plan’

Keeping Perspective – The August 2015 Correction or beginning of a Bear?

Ken Stern, Aligned Capital PartnersNo Panic, No Sell.  No Sell, No Lose!With the summer doldrums and lots of people being away on holidays, we’re in the right frame of mind to deal with an event that seems a lot worse than it is. Since the 2008 stock market crash, share prices have been up in five of six years (2011 …

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Get The Right Insurance for YOUR Stage of Life

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Protect What Matters Most. (click here) WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP, your parents probably told you to look both ways before crossing the street, eat your vegetables and brush your teeth before bed. This wasn’t to make your life less fun, but to help make sure you were safe and healthy. Now, as an adult, you want to make sure …

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When should you take CPP? If you’re 60 or over it’s worth considering. Here are the break even points.

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By far, the most popular question I get on CPP is whether it makes sense to take CPP early. Let’s start by reviewing the rules. Although the normal age of benefit for CPP is 65, you can take CPP as early as age 60 but if you take it early, you will receive a reduced amount. A change in reduction …

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The Perfect Investment portfolio? No one knows what will happen next so it’s prepared for all environments, but committed to none.

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Ken Stern, Aligned Capital Partners Like most people who write about finance, I have a problem. My job makes it effectively impossible for me to manage my own investment portfolio. When I first became a full-time investment writer back in 2007, I had to sell all my stock … in Diageo (I don’t even want to think about how much …

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Ensure you don’t run out of money before you run out of breath!

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Shortly after my great-uncle and great-aunt retired, they came up with what seemed like a foolproof plan. They would take the modest pension that my Uncle Jim had accumulated since emigrating from Scotland, sell their house, and say goodbye to brutal Lake Erie winters forever. As my Aunt Mary told my parents, they intended to spend “the last few years …

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A portfolio is like a bar of soap. The more you touch it the smaller it gets.

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Ken Stern, Aligned Capital Partners Set up a long-term investment plan and stick to it. It’s easy to say and difficult to do. What makes it so hard are the inevitable market extremes, which range from “I can retire today” euphoria to “I hate the stock market” depression. At both ends of the spectrum, it’s hard to see how your …

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